HOUSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas-based Uncle Ben’s is following in Aunt Jemima’s footsteps in evolving its visual brand identity.
Uncle Ben’s parent company Mars Food North America posted the following statement on their website:READ MORE: Remains Found In Dallas ID'd As Missing Executive James Alan White
As a global brand, we know we have a responsibility to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustices. As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity, which we will do.READ MORE: After 2 Days, Faiza Fahad Still Missing After Leaving Wylie Home On-Foot
We don’t yet know what the exact changes or timing will be, but we are evaluating all possibilities.MORE NEWS: 'So Casual', Fort Worth Police Seek Suspects Who Stole, Destroyed Golf Carts From Resort
Racism has no place in society. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, our Associates and our partners in the fight for social justice. We know to make the systemic change needed, it’s going to take a collective effort from all of us – individuals, communities and organizations of all sizes around the world.